Fermented foods are foods that have been treated with certain types of yeast. This process helps to make the food more sour, salty, or sweet.

  • The fermented vegetables were very sour.

  • The fermented sauce was very salty.

Definition of fermented


To react, using fermentation; especially to produce alcohol by aging or by allowing yeast to act on sugars; to brew.


To stir up, agitate, cause unrest or excitement in.


Produced by fermentation.


Of food or drink, turned sour due to unwanted fermentation.

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Example Sentences for fermented

  • 1

    They differ in the yeast and the fermentation temperature.

  • 2

    The yeast will ferment the sugars in the juice into alcohol.

  • 3

    Yeast is a microorganism that promotes the fermentation of the beer.

  • 4

    The long fermentation also allows the yeast to multiply.

  • 5

    In addition to fermenting the beer, yeast influences the character and flavour.

  • 6

    Unlike humans, yeast and bacteria do not ferment glucose to lactate.

  • 7

    Lactic acid fermentation is the simplest type of fermentation.

  • 8

    It is a byproduct of the fermentation of grain.

  • 9

    This leads to the process of fermentation.

  • 10

    In the colon they are fermented by anaerobic bacteria.